Kansas City, Mo – A project in Kansas City’s Northland, more than three years in the making, caused some last minute frustrations.
The school community is pleading with the city council to stop construction near 68th Street and Line Creek Parkway.
A new gas station is about to be built in the area. The land is just blocks from a mom-and-pop store and right across from an elementary school.
“This affects all of us. This is not just a single gas station in one place,” said Carrie Alexander of the group “Save Line Creek.”
When the final stage of the process is near, people turn on and do not hold back.
“It compromises the integrity of the area for sure. We have these kids who come and play in this river,” Aexander said.
They are concerned not only about this river and its toxic runoff but also about increasing traffic around the elementary school and small businesses nearby.
“Yeah, it’s definitely going to affect a little bit of business no doubt,” said one employee at Price Rite.
A group calling itself “Save Line Creek” said the gas station that would house other businesses, including offices and a fast-food joint, could go anywhere but here.
“The damage you’re about to do, I mean—is that what you’re going to write on your grave?” Alexander said.
FOX4 reached out to the city council person for the area, Teresa Loar. We did not hear back at the time of publishing. We also reached out to the developers of this project; they told us they are not available until Thursday.
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